Doddridge County Roots

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Berryman Columbus (Benjamin) NICHOLSON

Male 1836 - 1900  (64 years)


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  • Name Berryman Columbus (Benjamin) NICHOLSON 
    Born 4 Apr 1836  Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 14 Aug 1862 to 27 Jun 1865  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Pvt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (POW for 3 weeks) 
    Census 1870, 1880, 1900  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2, 8
    Died 4 Dec 1900  Coldwater (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10
    Buried Upper Little Indian Fork Cemetery, Coldwater (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I32646  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2013 

    Father Jesse Columbus NICHOLSON,   b. CA 1801,   d. 1857, Richmond Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Tabitha NICHOLSON,   b. CA 1808 
    Married 23 Oct 1828  Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane E. NICHOLSON,   b. Mar 1836, Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Apr 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Lewis Albert NICHOLSON,   b. 24 Jul 1860, Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1936, Coldwater (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Berryman C. NICHOLSON,   b. 7 Jan 1863, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1943, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Elijah S. NICHOLSON,   b. 1867,   d. 1872  (Age 5 years)
     4. Ulysses Grant NICHOLSON,   b. Jan 1868, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sherman William NICHOLSON,   b. 23 Oct 1869, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1929, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Jesse E. NICHOLSON,   b. CA 1872
     7. Addie NICHOLSON,   b. 27 Oct 1874, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F12695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Dec 1900 - Coldwater (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Upper Little Indian Fork Cemetery, Coldwater (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    32646_NICHOLSON_Berryman_1836-1900_UpperLittleIndianForkCem_Coldwater_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S2077] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    3. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    4. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    5. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    6. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    7. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    8. [S493] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton Twp).

    9. [S2568] West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    10. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 372.

    11. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    12. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      There are two entries for this marriage. In the first, the couple are identified as Berryman Nicholson, 21, son of Jesse; and Jane Nicholson, 21, dau of David; married on Mar 27 1857. In the second, they are identified as Benjamin Nicholson, 21, b. Madison Co VA, res. Doddridge Co, son of Jesse & Tobitha; and Jane Nicholson, 21, b. Madison Co VA, res. Doddridge Co, dau of David & Mary; married Apr 2 1857. Researcher Susie Davis Nicholson (p. 368) identifies them as Berryman C. Nicholson & Jane E. Nicholson, married Apr 2 1857.